WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Two (Nov. 20th)

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WORCESTER  A brand new season of college basketball in Worcester has officially begun, which means its time to unveil our very first Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors, of the season.

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WACBA Men’s Rookie of the Week: Jacob Grandison (Holy Cross | Soph.| Oakland, Calif.): Grandison averaged 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists over three games last week. He connected on 42.3 percent of his shots from three-point range (11 of 26). Grandison opened the week with 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals in a narrow loss at Providence College before posting his first career double-double with 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a victory over Stony Brook. He ended the week by netting a career-high 24 points in a win over Sienna, while being named to the All-Tournament team at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic.

Hassell WEB WACBAWACBA Men’s Rookie of the Week: Eddie Hassell (Worcester State | Fr. | Milton, Mass.): Hassell turned in a pair of strong performances over the weekend at the Colonial Classic, which was hosted by Western Connecticut. Against Western Connecticut on Friday, Hassell scored 10 points, while grabbing five offensive rebounds in just 13 minutes. Against Bowdoin College, Hassell stuffed the stat sheet with six points, four rebounds and three steals in 18 minutes. His impressive efforts resulted in a MASCAC Rookie of the Week honor.

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Brendan Kittredge (Clark Univ. | Jr.| Clinton, Mass.): Kittredge was named the NEWMAC Co-Defensive Athlete of the week on Monday after posting 43 points and 27 rebounds in a 1-2 week for the Cougars. The junior shined against Newbury College and Lehman College, posting a pair of double-doubles in each contest for a combined 33 points and 22 rebounds.

Kameron Jimenez-Fox (Fitchburg State | Jr.| Boston, Mass.): Jimenez-Fox averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in each contest last week, while also registering one assist and one steal per game, as well. He posted a double-double of 13 points and 11 boards in a 117-102 setback to University of New England on Friday before adding another double-double of 24 points and ten caroms to go along with two assists and three steals in a 99-84 setback to Husson University on Saturday. He ended the weekend by earning all-tournament team honors at the 2018 Holiday Inn Jim Beaudry Classic Tip-Off Classic, which was hosted by UNE.

Matt Morrow (Nichols College | Soph. | Leicester, Mass.): Morrow posted back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Fitchburg State and Lasell College last week. He posted 12 points and 10 boards against the Falcons before filling the stat sheet with 21 points (10-of-12 field goals) and 10 boards against the Lasers. The 83.3 percent shooting against Lasell tied Morrow for the fifth-best single game mark in program history.

Tyler Dion (Worcester St. | Jr.| Barre, Mass.): Dion averaged 14.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game last week in a 1-2 week for the Lancers. The junior opened the week with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds as Worcester State rallied to beat Baruch in overtime before netting 23 points in a Friday evening setback to Western Connecticut State.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | So.| Townsend, MA): Stephenson averaged 13.3 points and eight rebounds, and was named the MVP of the fourth annual Ted Coghlin Memorial Tournament, in a 3-0 week. He began with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds against Albertus Magnus in the season-opener on Tuesday. For the weekend, Stephenson totaled 12 points, eight boards and seven assists in the semifinal win over SUNY Potsdam and 15 points and six rebounds in the title game versus William Paterson. He also notched a pair of blocks versus Albertus Magnus and SUNY Potsdam.


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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Two (Nov. 20th)

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WORCESTER  Another busy week of Worcester area basketball has been recorded, which means its time to unveil our second Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors, of the season.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


Lauren Manis Web Headshot

WACBA Women’sPlayer of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis recorded a career-high 30 points to go with nine rebounds against Boston College last Thursday before returning home against Brown University on Sunday, November 18 with a 27-point, 16-rebound performance. Manis also recorded her 1,000th career point in the game against Brown, making her the second-fastest player and 34th overall to reach the milestone. She went 15-for-15 from the foul line in her two most recent games, for a .967 free-throw percentage in the short season.

LaBarbera WACBA WEB NSWACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera continued her impressive start to the 2018-19 season with a lights-out showing against Brown University this past Sunday. Against the Bears, she recorded a season-best 30 points and nine assists and five steals. Through three games thus far, she is averaging 17.7 points per game and has not missed a free throw, going 17-for-17 from the line.

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Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College |Sr. |Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell was dominant in a 1-1 week for the Hounds, averaging 25.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while playing 28 minutes per contest. She was instrumental in Assumption’s 83-81 overtime win over Merrimack College where she scored 39 points, grabbed eight rebounds and four assists. She scored only two points in the first half but dominated the second half and overtime scoring 37 points for a school-record 39 points overall. O’Donnell also added 12 points, two rebounds and three assists in a tough loss to Saint Anselm on Saturday.

Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College | Sr. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy averaged 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds over two games last week. First against University of New England on Monday, the senior team captain scored 15 points while pulling down eight boards and shooting 50 percent from the floor. Dowdy also tallied a block and an assist against the Nor’easters, as well. Then, at Anna Maria on Wednesday, Dowdy posted her third double-double in just four games this season, pulling down 12 boards with ten points, while tallying a game-high six assists and three steals. This impressive effort propelled the Hawks to a 53-45 victory.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark Univ.| Soph.| Douglas, Mass.): Favaloro posted a pair of double-doubles last week, beginning with 13 points and 14 rebounds in an 80-67 setback to Fitchburg State. She then recorded 17 points and 19 rebounds in a 65-54 victory at Nichols College on Saturday. Favaloro currently leads the Cougars in total points (58) and rebounds (47).

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 19.3 points, six assists, and 3.3 rebounds per contest in a 2-1 week for the Green and Gold. She posted a game-best 25 points, five assists, five rebounds and one steal in an 80-67 victory over Clark University on Wednesday, while netting 17 points, eight assists, one rebound and one block in a 68-55 setback to Wellesley College on Friday Concluded the week with 16 points, five assists, four boards one steal and one block in a 78-49 triumph over Mount Holyoke on Saturday.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Sr. | Waterford, Conn): Berkel reached double-figures three times last week, but started the three-game stretch with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s win over Mount Holyoke before ending with 16 points against St. Joseph’s (Long Island).

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Jr. | Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson narrowly missed averaging a double-double for the second consecutive week, this time with 11.0 points to go with nine rebounds in each game, en route to All-Tournament team honors at the Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament at University of New England. After netting 14 points in a win versus Bridgewater State, the junior finished the weekend with eight against Connecticut College.


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

A few New England D3 men’s basketball games have been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our second poll of the season, which finds Endicott College in the top spot followed by Williams College and Hamilton College.

The Gulls appear to be the team to beat (and watch) thus far following impressive wins over Babson College and MIT. Endicott erased an 18-point deficit on Sunday to beat the Beavers on the road, and seem to have some serious momentum heading into the week.

Keep an eye on MIT and Tufts University, which are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Cambridge. The Engineers rebounded from a difficult season-opening loss to the Gulls with a win over Eastern Nazarene, while the Jumbos enters the early week clash winners of two-straight.

Lastly, it appears if WPI has gained some early season momentum with wins over Albertus MagnusSUNY Potsdam and William Patterson.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 19th, 2018 

1. Endicott College

4-0, 0-0 CCC

2. Williams College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

3. Hamilton College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
4. Middlebury College1-0, 0-0 NESCAC
5. MIT 1-1, 0-0 NEWMAC 
6.  Tufts University 2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
7.  Nichols College2-0, 0-0 CCC
8. WPI 3-0, 0-0 NEWMAC
9. Amherst College 2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
10. Wesleyan University2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (3-1), Coast Guard Academy (4-0), Salem State (2-2), Springfield College (2-2), St. Joseph’s Conn. (3-0) and UMass Boston (3-0) 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

A few New England D3 women’s basketball games have been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our second poll of the season, which finds Amherst College in the top spot followed by Bowdoin College and Tufts University.

Amherst, Bowdoin and Tufts enjoyed successful starts to their respective campaigns, while St. Joseph’s (Maine) and MIT have earned some early-season momentum with some important November victories. The Engineers travel to Bowdoin on Sunday for an important non-conference clash before hosting Babson College (on the rise) four days later.

Connecticut College earned a pair of impressive wins over University of New England (on the rise) and WPI (on the rise) to begin its season 2-0. The Camels will certainly be a team to watch this year under first-year coach Jackie Smith.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 19th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

2. Bowdoin College 

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC 

3. Tufts University 

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

4. Saint Joseph’s (Maine)

3-0, 0-0 GNAC 

5. MIT 

3-1, 0-0 NEWMAC 

6. Smith College 

4-0, 0-0 NEWMAC 

7. Conn. College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

8. UMass Dartmouth 

3-0, 0-0 LEC

9. Middlebury College 

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

10. UMass Boston 

4-0, 0-0 LEC

On The Rise: Babson College (1-1), Brandeis (1-1), Emmanuel College (2-0), Roger Williams (2-1), Trinity College (2-0), Univ. of New England (2-2), Western Conn. (3-1) and WPI (3-1) 


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Noontime Sports D3 Men’s New England Hockey Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The fourth week of the New England D3 Hockey season has officially concluded, which means it is time for us to dish out our latest Men’s Top 10 Poll!

Trinity College enjoyed a successful start to its 2018-19 campaign by outscoring Connecticut College and Tufts University by a combined score of 7-0. Sophomore Nichols Fiorentino registered four points on three goals and one assist in his team’s first two contests, while junior Barclay Gammill added two goals.

This week, the Bantams visit Nazareth on Tuesday before returning to the ice this weekend with home dates against Aurora and Saint Anselm. The Bantams will then cap their first month of play next Friday, November 30th with a home game against Hamilton College, which is one of three teams ‘on the rise.’

After skating to a 2-2 tie earlier this month, Babson College has appeared unstoppable, winning some important conference games, including a pair this weekend against Johnson & Wales and Suffolk University. Five different skaters located the back of the net for Babson, while first-year Ryan Black registered two assists.

Finally, Williams College capped its first weekend with two important wins, including a 4-3 win over Colby College last Saturday, which saw senior Marcus Mollica record two goals, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winner) on the power play in the third period.

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 19th, 2018) 

1. Trinity College

2-0, 2-0 NESCAC

2. Salve Regina 

4-1-1, 4-1-1 CCC

3. University of New England 

5-1, 5-1 CCC

4. UMass Boston 

7-0, 6-0 NEHC

5. Babson College

6-0-1, 5-0-1 NEHC

6. Williams College

2-0, 2-0 NESCAC

7. Norwich University

2-2-1, 2-2 NEHC

8. Plymouth State 

6-0-1, 3-0-1 MASCAC

9. Nichols College

5-1, 5-1 CCC

10. Colby College 

0-2, 0-2 NESCAC

ON THE RISE: Endicott College (3-3-1, 3-3 CCC), Hamilton College (1-0-1, 1-0) and Wesleyan University (2-0, 2-0)